JESS SHANE

Radio Producer + Multimedia Artist

puppetry

Before working in audio, my first love was puppetry. I'm interested in the magic and comedy of breathing life into everyday objects, and the aesthetic and political potential of moving sculpture. Here is a sample of some of the puppetry-focussed projects I've worked on.

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Cranky box created for Clay and Paper's Too Short to Suck Cabaret

Cranky box created for Clay and Paper's Too Short to Suck Cabaret

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Giant bird puppet created at a workshop I led at an arts retreat with the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, in collaboration with Making Room Community Arts

Giant bird puppet created at a workshop I led at an arts retreat with the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, in collaboration with Making Room Community Arts

Shadow puppetry workshop with teenage girls I facilitated at Arrabon House. Watch the video here.

Shadow puppetry workshop with teenage girls I facilitated at Arrabon House. Watch the video here.

I apprenticed with the ever-inspiring Bread and Puppet Theatre in the rolling hills of Vermont in 2013

I apprenticed with the ever-inspiring Bread and Puppet Theatre in the rolling hills of Vermont in 2013

Full-size Bunraku-inspired puppets I built for a theatre workshop

Full-size Bunraku-inspired puppets I built for a theatre workshop